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Meechie Johnson

  • position G
  • height 6-2
  • weight 184
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
  • High school Garfield Heights (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Previous School Ohio State
  • position G
  • height 6-2
  • weight 184
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
  • High school Garfield Heights (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Previous School Ohio State

Meechie Johnson Bio


  • SEC Academic Honor Roll – 2022-23
  • Big Ten Academic Honor Roll – 2021-22

2022-23 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in 30 games, making 29 starts in first season on campus ; was team’s second leading scorer, averaging 12.7 points per game ; led the Gamecocks averaging 3.6 assists per contest, which ranked eighth in the SEC
  • Scored in double figures 20 times with four 20-point performances (team 3-1 in those games) ; had 15 games with four or more assists
  • Only player on the team to start all 18 SEC games and led the team in scoring (13.7 ppg) and assists (3.5 apg)
  • Shot 32.7 percent (70-of-214) and was one of eight players in the SEC to make 70 3s on the year ; had 11 games with three or more makes from behind the arc
  • Led the team with a 76.3 percent (58-of-76) clip at the free throw line ; was 44-of-50 (88.0 percent) at the line in SEC play
  • After a slow start to the year, burst onto the scene with 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in a comeback road win in overtime at Georgetown (Dec. 3) ; hit the game-winning 3 with 25.9 seconds to go as Carolina prevailed, 74-71 ; would go on to score in double-figures nine straight games
  • Had 25 points and six rebounds in a victory over Western Kentucky (Dec. 22) ; knocked down a career-high six 3s
  • Scored career-high 26 points to lead the team to a 71-68, wire-to-wire victory at Kentucky (Jan. 10) ; went 9-of-16 from the field and knocked down six triples again ; also had six rebounds and six assists ; became the first Gamecock since All-American Sindarius Thornwell (in 2017) with 25, five and five in a game ; was the team’s first win at Rupp Arena since 2009 and snapped a 28-game home win streak by the Wildcats, which at the time was the second longest home win streak in the country
  • Had 20 points, four assists and three rebounds vs. Arkansas (Feb. 4) after knocking down five 3s
  • Scored 20 points again in a road win at LSU (Feb. 18) ; dished out six assists against just one turnover as well in 33 minutes
  • Tallied 18 points, five rebounds and four assists in an overtime thriller vs. No. 2/2 Alabama (Feb. 22) ; played season-high 43 minutes
  • Had 13 points, five assists and three rebounds in the final game of the year vs. Ole Miss (March 8) in the opening round of the SEC Tournament


  • Played in 43 games in two seasons at Ohio State (2020-22) making five starts ; saw action off the bench in both of the team’s NCAA Tournament games in 2022
  • Finished high school early and joined the Buckeyes for the start of Big Ten play in January of 2020
  • Scored 10 or more points twice in a Buckeye uniform
  • Scored a career-high 14 points against Xavier on Nov. 18, 2021
  • Also scored in double figures on Nov. 15, 2021, against Bowling Green when he put up 13 points
  • Shot 34.4 percent (33-of-96) from 3-point range at Ohio State
  • Collected five or more rebounds twice and swiped multiple steals in five games, including a career-high four steals against Bowling Green (11/15/21)


  • Averaged 23 points per game as a sophomore at Garfield Heights before suffering a knee injury ; did not compete as a junior while recovering from the injury
  • Elected to forgo his senior season of high school to enroll early at Ohio State
  • As a freshman in just his second high school game, scored 50 points vs. Benedictine


  • Son of Meechie Johnson Sr. and Mannuella Cooper
  • Full name is Demterius Johnson but goes by Meechie
  • Enjoys spending time with family and attending church